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Mark Mullen

| Call 2001

Profile: Company

Experience and Expertise

Mark Mullen undertakes work in all areas of company law, including governance issues, unfair prejudice petitions and derivative claims, directors’ and office-holders’ misfeasance, public interest windings-up, restructuring and insolvency. He has particular experience of charitable companies and other forms of incorporated charity, and detailed knowledge of issues arising from property passing as bona vacantia to the Crown on dissolution.

He regularly advises and appears in directors’ disqualification claims and in section 17 applications for permission to act notwithstanding disqualification.

He is a Deputy Registrar of the High Court, sitting in the Companies Court.

Cases

Hounslow Badminton Association v The Registrar of Companies [2013] EWHC 2961 (Ch). Charges – dissolved companies – register of companies – Registrar of Companies – restoration – Registrar’s refusal to register charge as company dissolved – effect of later restoration on charge.

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills v. World Future Ltd [2013] EWHC 723 (Ch). Public interest petition – standing of a contributory to be heard on the petition.

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills v. Corvin Construction Ltd and others LTL 8/1/2013. Accounting offences – filing false accounts – undischarged bankrupt as de facto director – obstructing Investigation.

Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills v. Club Class Concierge Ltd and others [2012] EWHC 2893 (Ch). Multi-jurisdictional network of companies concerned in purchase of timeshares and sale of holiday club membership – high pressure and misleading sales tactics – companies registered in England and the Seychelles wound up.

Re OTC Network Limited [2011] All ER (D) 151 (Jan). Financial services – misrepresentation – public interest winding up – false and misleading statements and carrying out unauthorised regulated financial activity.

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills v. Lakewest Associates Ltd [2011] BCC 368. Compulsory winding-up – Private companies – Public interest.

Books

Companies Limited by Guarantee, Mark Mullen and Josh Lewison, Jordans (4th ed., 2014).

Mark Mullen
“A tenacious advocate who is visible on some heavyweight cases.”

Chambers UK